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Police Say Utah Mom Gave Birth At Home Before Killing Infants

Megan Huntsman was accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade. Pic: ReutersSALT LAKE CITY: A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home and then immediately killed them, police said yesterday.

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Texas Executes Man Convicted In Stabbing Murders

A man was executed in Texas for stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother to death. Pic: APWASHINGTON: The US state of Texas executed a man yesterday for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said.

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Watchdog: Syria Most Dangerous Country For Journalists

War-torn Syria is is the world's most dangerous country for journalists, says a US-based watchdog. Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Syria is the world's most dangerous country for journalists a US-based watchdog said yesterday as it published its annual impunity index tracking unsolved killings of reporters.

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Israeli Hackers Strike Back at Anonymous OpIsrael, Expose Participants With Their Own Webcams

A resident of Indonesia that participated in OpIsrael. Pic: Geektime.An Israeli hacker team published on Tuesday images and personal details of members of the Anonymous hacker collective who participated in the OpIsrael attack against Israeli sites earlier this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

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Ukraine’s Offensive Falters as Elite Units Defect to Pro-Russia Side

A combat vehicle with a Russian flag makes its way to the town of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, April 16, 2014. Pic: Evgeniy Maloletka/APSLOVIANSK: Ukraine’s “anti-terrorist operation” to take back areas in eastern Ukraine seized by pro-Russian forces faltered today as units of Ukraine’s elite forces in tanks and armored personnel carriers defected to the pro-Russian side.

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Diplomatic Incident Over Kim Jong-Un’s Haircut

This undated photo provided by M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing, west London, shows barber Karim Nabbach standing next to a poster poking fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unusual hairstyle. Pic: M&M Hair Academy/AP Kim Jong-un’s distinctive haircut is no laughing matter for North Korea. A London hair salon that put up a promotional poster of the country’s leader, with the tag line “Bad Hair Day?” is at the center of a diplomatic dispute.

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Oscar Pistorius' Murder Trial Has Become a Marathon

Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence being given in court, April 16, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. Pic: APOscar Pistorius is a sprinter but his trial for the alleged murder of his lover has turned into a marathon.

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Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Text Messages

A South Korean Coast Guard helicopter drops rescuers onto the capsized ferry to search for survivors on April 16, 2014. Pic: APHeartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crippled vessel.

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Cameron Diaz Shares ‘Equation For Life’

US actress Cameron Diaz arrives on the red carpet to promote the movie ‘The Other Woman’ in Munich April 7, 2014. Pic: ReutersLOS ANGELES: Cameron Diaz applies a personal “equation over life” to maintain balance.

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Experimental Drug Offers Promise In Fight Against Measles

The new antivirus was developed by the facility, along with the Emory Institute for Drug Development and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute in Germany. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said in a report yesterday.

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